Drausk Lite (new)
Copper OCC Litz (enamel strand)
8-wire (equivalent 20.8awg per polarity)
Each conductor with our cotton center cores
Flexible TPU jacket on each conductor with many textile sleeve options available
Light weight and comfortable
Shown above: Navy + Navy with dual metallic copper tracers and copper deep recess logo splitter. The only copper cable that will have this sleeve as an option.
Any other dual metallic tracer sleeves are reserved for flagships Silvergarde / Vykari only. See our sleeve list below for other combinations possible on this series.
Design goal of Drausk Lite: Top comfort and light weight while delivering the greatest benefits of the best occ litz (enamel strand) copper in our carefully selected strand count and design.
Shown above: Dark Grey & Black herring bone + Dark Brown & Black herring bone with gunmetal + raised CNC silver inlay (black fill logo).
Shown above are various sleeve options available for the Drausk Lite, if you do not see these in the site page drop down you may
simple specify them in your checkout notes or contact us to request the combination on your cable. Exclusively for the Celestee we have allowed a Navy Blue and Navy Blue w/ dual metallic
copper tracers on this series (while supplies last).
If there is a particular amplifier or headphone end termination you do not see, odds are we can make it without a problem. Please just email us via contact form to confirm.
Thanks to the more streamlined design and a textiel sleeve slightly larger than the internal conductor, the comfort and feel of the Drausk Lite is fantastic. Request "no textile sleeve" in the checkout notes
for an ever more streamlined cable.
Exclusive splitter inlays:
This inlays are precisely formed via CNC process and merged with any desired deep recess triangle splitter currently available. If you want the simplest splitter possible just select the "deep recess logo" model instead.
We are proud to say that our outer textile sleeves are 100% made in the USA to the highest quality and standard. Our sleeves are not simply something you can find off the shelf and they have their own extremly nice quality and feel. The factory we are using in the USA only adhere to the highest standard of quality given their long list of other prestigious clientelle. Not only possessing a top feel, our sleeves are very durable with a lower level of mechanical noise (microphonics).
Every Drausk Lite Series headphone cable ships with our custom Black bag and retail box.
Please note: Page description under construction, check back soon for more details. See bottom for specs.
Please watch the above animation if you prefer a quick visual overview.
IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard)
The IACS rating is the metric used to describe a metals conductivity as compared to the standard of copper.
First take a look below at pure metals conductivity ratings.
(1) OCC Pure Silver - 107%
(2) OCC Copper - 103%
(3) Copper (common grade) - 100%
(4) Gold - 73%
Silver is the best there is, in pure form, period.
If you take a 1"x 1"x 1" cube of pure silver and compare its conductivity to an identical 1"x 1"x 1" cube of gold, the gold is considered 32-35% less conductive than the pure silver.
An alloy, by definition, is less pure than the original pure metals it is comprised of. Alloys are in existence largely for strength / hardness properties and are not meant for high end audio cables. When you alloy a metal, say gold with silver, you quickly decrease its purity and IACS rating. Even at just 1% gold alloyed with silver the IACS rating drops down well below plumbing grade copper. Alloys in the audio world came about purely as competition increased and there was desperation for new ways to try and market a cable to the uneducated masses.
Norne Audio will always utilize the purest form of a metal and will always use pure silver occ litz, pure copper occ litz, spc occ litz or mixes thereof. Our goal is the design that possesses the absolute top specifications of the highest possible quality.